Clouded Vision Clausewitz said “The backbone of surprise is fusing speed with secrecy.” The plots leading to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 were neither speedy, nor secret. Over the better part of a decade, Al-Qaeda made clear its anti-American intent, capabilities, and created a highly centralized and bureaucratic organization with regular communications, training camps, and detailed plans to attack the United States. As the attacks unfolded in New York and Washington D.C., no one in the military, intelligence or law enforcement communities who had any experience in foreign intelligence or counter terrorism had any doubts as to the origin of the attack. The question that must be asked then, is how did the United States allow such an attack to occur, and what lessons should America have learned from this event.…show more content… One of the weaknesses of a democratic society is that conflict is not popular. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, political leaders could argue that military and intelligence resources could be reduced and focused solely on the old Cold War threat. The threat of terrorism could be quietly swept under the rug, without disturbing the peaceful popularity and status quo. When Al-Qaeda bombed US embassies in Africa, the White House and Pentagon responded by lobbing a handful of cruise missiles into a couple of empty tents in the Afghan desert. As Islamist groups trained and organized across the globe, political and military leadership remained complacent, safe in the knowledge that having weathered the Soviet threat, American was untouchable. Uncomfortable intelligence reports were quietly ignored, left to gather dust in the bureaucratic web of Washington
Destruction: An Analysis of Peer Reviewed
Technical Literature. Journal of 9/11 Studies, 37, 1-16.
In this article, Eastman and Cole dissect the events of September 11 1. Both
Journalist take into account scientific evidence and first hand accounts of
September 11. This research in turn describe how the events of September 11
simple do not add up. This journal also address public poles on topics such as how
the Twin Towers really fell, and what really hit the pentagon the morning of
September 11. The evidence…
extensive coverage, hate crimes were reported in Africa and Europe. The European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia (EUMC) claimed that this was true of the United Kingdom as well, while Aizu Merani of the Islamic Human Rights Commission said 9/11 had been a catalyst for a "major explosion" in anti-Islamic feeling in the UK.
Recently, Tell Mama, a Government backed project set up to monitor hate crimes against Muslims, reported 632 incidents in last year according to the BBC, suggesting that…
The Role of Intelligence Gathering and Information Sharing in Aviation
Intelligence gathering and sharing is nothing new to the aviation industry. Up until the attacks on September 11, 2001 in which terrorists from Al Qaeda hijacked four commercial aircraft and flew them into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and one into a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, intelligence gathering was primarily the responsibility Federal agencies such…
If a company files bankruptcy do they have to pay previous debts?
The company is filing chapter 11 and their total liabilities exceed their total assets.
Rule: 852 10 05-3
An entity enters reorganization under Chapter 11 by filing a petition with the Bankruptcy Court, an adjunct of the United States District Courts. The filing of the petition starts the reorganization proceeding. The goal of the proceeding is to maximize recovery by creditors and shareholders by preserving it…
Tower: Al- Qaeda and the Road to 9/11
Alfred A. Knopf, 2006
D. General Content:
The Looming Tower is an in-depth study of the factors leading to 9/11. It brings to life the characters which have created jihadist movement and explains why their ideas had such a violent force. The Looming Tower shows purported lack of seriousness by American Intelligence regarding Bin Laden, who played an important role in the 9/11 assault on America.
In the prologue…
The third step of data processing is data coding in which data are converted into variables using code, usually in numerals or symbols so that data can put into classes or categories and key into the computer for analysis. In this study, all data will be coded into numerical forms before the data is generating using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) software which can help researcher quickly and easily interpret data. There are three sections in the questionnaire and coding for each…
Prior to the arrival of Europeans, the Iroquois developed a confederation to:
control violence that may have occurred over territory conflicts.
The religious dissatisfaction, that ultimately played a factor in the colonization of the New World by "Separatists," began in 1517 when which of the following men publically protested the Catholic Church?
Refer to the map entitled "Indian Groups in the Areas of First Contact (Map…
Nike, Inc. Disclosure Analysis
February 16, 2014
When analyzing the disclosure of an organization’s financial statement, it is very important to have it easy to understand for investors, shareholders, and consumers. They will need to understand how well the organization is doing financially and how the management of the organization uses the financial statement to make ensure that all the information is accurately reported according to the Securities and Exchange Commission…
United States History of the 19th Century
Fall 2014 Office: Mawhinney, Rm. 398
Prof. Ross Phone: 498-2041
M-390 Office Hours: M 9:30-10:00 am
M 1:45-3:45 p.m.
T 3:45-5:00 p.m. TH 3:45-5:00 p.m.
or by appointment
The overall objective of this course is to help students…
english.illinois.edu/maps/ww2/photoessay.htm (accessed April 9, 2014).
This photo essay put on by the University of Illinois shows many important pictures from World War II. This will be my main source of World War II images for my paper. They share photos from home and from war. Unfortunately this source does not have any analysis of the photos however the selection is still very good.
Michael C.C. Adams. The Best War Ever: America and World War II. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press…